Established in 1946, New England College was originally created for students attending college on the G.I. Bill after World War II. With an emphasis on experiential learning as an essential curriculum component, online programs are designed for both undergraduates and successful professionals who want to enrich their knowledge with advanced study. An innovator in non-traditional education, New England College provides a creative and supportive learning community that challenges individuals to transform themselves and their world.
New England College is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (209 Burlington Rd., Suite 201, Bedford, MA 01730-1433, USA; 781-271-0022).
Foundational liberal studies are blended with business courses such as accounting, economics, business law and marketing. Students gain a sound understanding of the theories that underpin business decisions and learn to think critically, problem solve and confidently make decisions.
Core liberal studies in subjects such as humanities, social sciences and literature give students a broad perspective of the world and a foundation of knowledge employers value. They learn to think creatively, improve communication and make meaningful contributions personally and professionally.
This program helps students master the communication, decision-making and leadership skills essential in today’s evolving marketplace. Choose one of four optional concentrations and gain specific expertise to suit your career aspirations.
Why Pursue an Accounting Degree?
Accounting skills aren’t just for the accounting department; they are a critical component in all facets of business. In fact, one of the most important assets a manager can bring to a business is a working knowledge of accounting practices. Department leaders need to establish and maintain budgets, account for spending, track expenses and understand the impact their expenditures have on a company’s bottom line.
For aspiring entrepreneurs and executives, an understanding of accounting practices can mean the difference between your company’s profitability and bankruptcy. To make sound business decisions, you need to understand and interpret the numbers driving your organization’s results.
A Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a specialization in accounting can build your business savvy and give you valuable financial management skills. With New England College’s Bachelor Degree Programs online, you can complete your BA in Business Administration at your convenience with anytime, anywhere access to streaming and downloadable lectures, interactive discussion boards and professor-led live chat rooms.
Why Pursue a Computer Science Degree?
With newer and faster technologies continually changing the way companies operate, individuals who understand how business technology can impact decision making and company performance are in high demand.
Companies rely on information technology for everything from bookkeeping to advertising, which creates opportunities for computer specialists across multiple departments and specialties. The ability to analyze and improve technology systems to bolster productivity and profitability make business-minded computer professionals a valuable resource for companies – as employees and consultants.
Develop the tools to succeed in business and gain information technology, programming and systems management skills by earning a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a specialization in computer science.
With New England College’s online Bachelor's degrees, you can earn your degree on a schedule that fits your needs with anywhere, anytime access to streaming and downloadable lectures, professor-led chat rooms and interactive discussion boards.
Why Pursue a Management Degree Online?
Strong leadership is one of the most important assets a company can have. Learn how to motivate and inspire others, lead teams to success, manage organizations, develop business plans and profoundly contribute to company performance by earning your Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a specialization in management.
A solid foundation in business management can open doors in nearly every industry. Courses in business administration can deepen your understanding of the relationships between people, organizations and sound business systems. Whether you want to lead a global nonprofit organization or take the helm at a creative start-up, a business degree with a management specialization can give you the knowledge you need to effectively navigate the swiftly changing world marketplace as an innovative, forward-thinking leader.
With New England College’s bachelor's program online you can take your career to the next level without sacrificing your current job or other responsibilities. The online program allows you to pursue your business degree on your own schedule with anytime, anywhere access to streaming and downloadable lectures, professor-led chat rooms and interactive discussion boards powered by University Alliance.
Reasons to Pursue an Online Marketing Degree
Companies of all types need business leaders who have a comprehensive understanding of consumer behavior and its impact on business performance.
Marketing professionals may contribute to numerous tasks in an organization and have responsibilities that require a variety of skills and expertise. A well-rounded, forward-thinking education that elevates your business and marketing prowess can open doors to a long list of new opportunities in the evolving global business arena.
You can cultivate your marketing and business savvy by earning your Business Administration degree with a specialization in marketing from New England College. Learn how to market a company effectively, manage its reputation and use marketing research to create a competitive edge.
With the convenience of online Bachelor's degree programs that fit your busy schedule, you can take advantage of anytime, anywhere access to streaming and downloadable lectures, professor-led live chat rooms and interactive discussion boards. The video-based e-learning platform is powered by University Alliance.
For students preparing for career advancement in law, law enforcement, corrections, social services or the justice system, this program emphasizes a multi-disciplinary and experiential approach to crime, justice and the reduction of violence.
When it comes to making a lasting difference in people’s lives, few fields offer more opportunities than psychology. From case managers and community service managers to rehabilitation specialists and psychiatric technicians, a variety of careers await those who hold this degree.
The New England College bachelor's program in healthcare administration focuses specifically on individuals who want to advance their careers in healthcare. Students primarily enter the program with an associate's degree or the credit (60+/-) equivalent. The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration features courses specifically structured for ease-of use on the Internet. Furthermore, the program aims to provide students with skills to understand current organizational theory and apply it to contemporary healthcare issues, identify leadership qualities unique to the healthcare professional, and recognize current public and community health issues and their impact on healthcare leaders.
New England College’s (NEC) Master of Arts in Public Policy (MAPP) Online program is designed to give you an understanding of the intellectual foundations for key public policy discussions and how the outcomes affect change in the political process.
As a "hot spot" on the campaign trail for politicians, NEC offers a public policy program for those with a keen desire to make a difference. You can learn how we, as citizens, interact with our government, and develop the skill set to become an advocate or skilled participant who can influence their government at the National, State, and Local levels.
Join active practitioners and engaged scholars to advance your expertise in public policy with New England College’s MAPP program. Make a difference: apply your knowledge in critical public policy areas such as education, the environment, poverty, economics, and healthcare.
New England College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
The correlation between theory and current practical examples successfully demonstrates the applicability of the program to day-to-day issues. ~ Victoria Cervantes, Masters of Arts in Public Policy - Online Student
The Master of Science in Accounting - Forensic Accounting (MSAFA) online degree program is an exciting companion to traditional accounting. The MSA program focuses on the functional, personal and business skills accountants need. Building on this, the Forensic Accounting concentration helps to prepare you for the in-demand field of forensic accounting, by discovering the responsibilities of an auditor in detecting fraud, studying financial reporting fraud, and understanding the role of accountants in legal settings, business and white collar crime.
Whether your goal is to change careers, move into an advanced accounting position, specialize, or meet the 150-hour requirement for the CPA examination in most states (or prepare for other professional certification programs like the CMA, CFE and CIA), our accounting programs can help you achieve your career goals.
The Master of Science in Accounting - Forensic Accounting (MSAFA) online degree program is an exciting companion to traditional accounting. Forensic accountants investigate white-collar crime in two broad areas: litigation support and investigative auditing. They work closely with law enforcement, lawyers, and other professionals, using investigative accounting techniques to collect and present evidence during litigation. Forensic accountants provide key evidence at litigation. Most accounting firms, and all the largest accounting companies, have specialist forensic accounting departments. In addition to working as a specialist for accounting firms, graduates can pursue work at the IRS, legal firms, and the FBI.
Increase stakeholder value. Improve corporate financial operations and management strategy. It all starts with an NEC Master's Degree in Banking and Financial Management.
The Master of Science in Management - Banking & Financial Management - Online (MSBFM) program will prepare you to face increased challenges in today's competitive global economy. You will learn leadership skills in Organizational Management, Project Management, ethics, accounting and finance, and strategic planning and policy. This program examines principles of finance and insurance, quality analysis for technology, managing global operations, and financial management.
"The facilitators are always present in class and ready to answer questions at anytime. They provided me with good assistance to ensure my success. They have the knowledge and understand the subjects in question."
Make a difference in your community. Stay competitive in your career. Learn from healthcare leaders at New England College.
The Master of Science in Management - Healthcare Administration - Online (MSHA) program will provide you with a well-rounded management degree in healthcare administration and prepare you for future opportunities in various healthcare institutions, hospitals, and long-term care facilities. Our students come from a variety of healthcare backgrounds; nurses, physicians, technicians and administrators (CFOs and CIOs). You will examine topics such as managerial economics in healthcare, marketing management in healthcare and organizational communication, conflict resolution, and negotiation.
"An excellent way for an adult learner to pursue an advanced degree. The 24/7 access made it the perfect solution for someone with a demanding job and changing schedule."
For aspiring and savvy marketers. Take your marketing career to the next level. Learn about strategic decision-making and marketing management at New England College online.
The Master of Science in Management - Marketing Management - Online (MSMM) program prepares you to use the tools, resources and data from marketing for critical management decision-making with your organization. You will be prepared for future opportunities in consulting, advertising and marketing agencies, and virtually any non-profit or for-profit organization in any industry. This program examines topics such as market research, CRM and organizational communication, conflict resolution and negotiation.
"I am a huge fan of the NEC program. Upon completing my current course of study, I intend on tackling a second graduate degree with NEC. I strongly recommend NEC to friends and colleagues interested in an online graduate study program."
Make a difference. Be an agent of change. Become a citizen advocate. Study Non-Profit Leadership online at New England College.
The Master of Science in Management - Non-Profit Leadership - Online (MSNPL) program is the distillation of the best of our management degrees tailored for those with goals in non-profit leadership. You will be prepared to advance your career in various nonprofit organizations, social work and community based organizations, at all levels of government, or to start your own non-profit organization. You will delve into topics such as dynamics on nonprofit governance, HR management, and fundraising.
"My experience as a student at New England College has been wonderful so far. The classes are challenging and informative. The combination of readings, discussions and written assignments has been fundamental to creating a stimulating learning environment."
Manage people and processes. Improve operational efficiencies. It all starts with an NEC master's degree in Operations Management.
The Master of Science in Management - Operations Management - Online (MSOM) programs will teach you how to make complex decisions in this global economy by studying contracts management, Customer Relationship Management, and Project Management. You will be prepared for career advancement in supply chain management, operations and logistics management, production management, business operations management, and quality assurance management.
Build your PM credentials with a Master's Degree from New England College.
The Master of Science in Management - Project Management - Online (MSPM) program is designed for Project Management professionals who want to have a competitive advantage by adding value to their organization. You will learn how to make long- and short-term business decisions and learn about supply chain management, contract management, and quality analysis.
"Project Management is in high demand. This program touches key aspects of Project Management and gives students a good starting point for furthering their careers in PM." ~ MSPM - Online Student
The Master of Science in Management - Real Estate Management - Online (MSREM) program is designed for professionals interested in opportunities in real estate agencies, consulting, corporate and residential development, mortgage brokerages, and property management. In addition, this program will provide those with property management responsibilities, and are in a position to make real estate and capital decisions within an organization, to make smart decisions. You will learn about contracts management, Customer Relationship Management, and Project Management.
"I have enjoyed my virtual classmates' discussions and comments, our instructors' wonderful feedback on assignment and speaking with staff members during the program. In addition, I enjoyed the professionalism of admissions, student services and the technical staff." ~ Seetha Bashyam, MSREM - Online Student
Envision. Think. Motivate. Grow.
The Master of Science in Management - Strategic Leadership - Online (MSSL) program will enable you to identify limitations and mindsets that inhibit strategic thinking, develop a framework for creating strategic options, and discern leadership behaviors that contribute to managing change and uncertainty in your organization and the global business environment. This focused, specialized degree for business leaders will help you advance your career by allowing you to engage in more senior management activities oriented toward shaping the future of your organization.
"I appreciate any opportunity to express my immense satisfaction with New England College and am thankful for the opportunity to be among such intelligent, caring, and encouraging professionals. The manner in which this course is delivered and the interest the professors have in their student's success offers more than an opportunity to gain job skills. A student at New England College will learn how to apply each concept they learn, not only to their profession, but to almost any area of life! New England College is truly outstanding!" ~ MSSL - Online Student
Think Green. New England College has a new online degree program to prepare students for careers in the exciting field of sustainability. The Master of Science in Management – Sustainability online program will help you understand the challenges of the new global economy: natural resource management, environmental law, alternative energy initiatives, and the roles and responsibilities corporations have in the communities where they do business. To achieve sustainability objectives, and remain profitable, businesses will have to recruit and retain the best and brightest. NEC can help prepare you for a career in this exciting and expanding area.
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Having professors who actually care about what you are learning is important. The student-to-teacher ratio at NEC is the thing that makes this possible.-Nick